Cleared Hot!

A Marine Combat Pilot's Vietnam Diary

Col. Bob Stoffey

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Daring missions. Dangerous rescues. Deadly accuracy.

Many pilots never made it out of 'Nam. This one did. Highly decorated Col. Bob Stoffey-- a Marine Corps pilot for over twenty-five years, who served multiple tours in Vietnam-- has seen and done it all. Cleared Hot! is his story-- a fast-paced, high-casualty flight into heart-stopping danger.

Full of vivid detail, this combat diary uncovers the real heroes of the Vietnam War, the behind-the-scenes Marine Corps pilots who helped our boys return home...then went back for more.

Includes eight pages of heroic photographs!

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PART Ichapter 1Vietnam, 1965The steady drone of the four turboprop engines of the Marine Corps KC-130 transport aircraft from VMGR-152 abruptly changed. The drone shifted to a high-pitched whine as the plane started a descent. Lieutenant Colonel Duphey, the KC-130 aircraft commander, could be heard on the Mickey Mouse headset, saying, "Okay, fellas, to our right is Vietnam. We'll make a descending right turn to intercept the Da Nang one-eight-zero radial for a straight-in to runway three-six. I'll keep it high until final approach.

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Col. Bob Stoffey

Col. Bob Stoffey was born in Coaldale, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Pennsylvania State University. He served as a Marine Corps pilot for twenty-five years, having flown twenty-four different types of aircraft worldwide. His many military decorations include the Marine Corps Medal for Personal Heroism, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, and twenty-five Air Medals. He retired in 1979 and now lives in Carlsbad, California, with his wife.

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Cleared Hot!
A Marine Combat Pilot's Vietnam Diary
Col. Bob Stoffey

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
January 1993
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ISBN: 9781466804319
ISBN10: 1466804319
320 pages
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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
January 1993
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ISBN: 9781250051554
ISBN10: 125005155X
320 pages
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